More Than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor

Paperback | February 15, 1989

byGeorge Lakoff

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"The authors restore metaphor to our lives by showing us that it's never gone away. We've merely been taught to talk as if it had: as though weather maps were more 'real' than the breath of autumn; as though, for that matter, Reason was really 'cool.' What we're saying whenever we say is a theme this book illumines for anyone attentive." — Hugh Kenner, Johns Hopkins University

"In this bold and powerful book, Lakoff and Turner continue their use of metaphor to show how our minds get hold of the world. They have achieved nothing less than a postmodern Understanding Poetry, a new way of reading and teaching that makes poetry again important." — Norman Holland, University of Florida

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"Articulates clearly, concisely, and with numerous examples, the implications of such common and powerful poetic metaphors as life is a journey, death is departure, time is a thief, reason is cool (along with a whole range of others) for what we take for granted about ourselves and the world, for our common sense". -- Susan MacFarlene,...

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"The authors restore metaphor to our lives by showing us that it's never gone away. We've merely been taught to talk as if it had: as though weather maps were more 'real' than the breath of autumn; as though, for that matter, Reason was really 'cool.' What we're saying whenever we say is a theme this book illumines for anyone attentive...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:237 pages, 8.46 × 5.53 × 0.7 inPublished:February 15, 1989Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226468127

ISBN - 13:9780226468129

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1. Life, Death, and Time
2. The Power of Poetic Metaphor
3. The Metaphoric Structure of a Single Poem
4. The Great Chain of Being
Conclusion
More on Traditional Views
Bibliography
Indexes

From Our Editors

"Articulates clearly, concisely, and with numerous examples, the implications of such common and powerful poetic metaphors as life is a journey, death is departure, time is a thief, reason is cool (along with a whole range of others) for what we take for granted about ourselves and the world, for our common sense". -- Susan MacFarlene, Canadian Literature